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My Hans Muscles Get Weak Fast
Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more
When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?
What causes muscle weakness in morning? The last few mornings i woke up i barely can use my hands- can't grip anything till i get up.
Muscles get weak/heavy while showering & when shake cloth after, relief when stopping in secs if I dont gets weaker/heavier.Happn dure seasonal change
Adverse reaction?: Perhaps, you have an allergy or a sensitivity to coffee. Other possibilities include reactions to flavors- if a flavored coffee, to the choice of cream or creamer, or to the choice of sweetener. (You can try to isolate by checking if there is a reaction when tasting just one of the individual ingredients and monitoring your symptoms, if this applies.) Maybe you will need to stop drinking coffee. ...Read more
Took 50, 000iu/day vita d for 3 months bc of muscle weakness that was due to low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Now how to get rid of 3.5mil iu vita d reserve in body?
Don't worry: Vitamin d remains in your body about 2 weeks. Normally you take 2000u-5000u vitamin d3 daily to achieve a blood level of 50, but your doctor can order a blood level to verify. The large doses of vitamin d2 you took for a medical problem will be gone soon. Continue vitamin d3 to prevent deficiency and weakness in the future. Good luck. ...Read more
I get bad muscle cramping above my knee after going up stairs or hills. Is that related to my muscle weakness or is it concerning? Lasts a couple min.
Full exam: Full history and clinical exam indicated.Get a more detailed answer ›
I get mild to severe pain in wrists and hands, sometimes muscle weakness as well. Tested negative for lupus & rheumatoid artiritis. Any suggestions?
Could still be: While lab testing is great at predicting disease, it isn't always confirmatory. There is something called Seronegative (meaning labs are negative) RA and Lupus. Generally only a rheumatologist can make this call but often you family physician can start therapy in the mean time to your evaluation. Ibuprofen is usually where more start for pain control. ...Read more
Daily occurrences of fatigue, muscle weakness, confusion and mouth numbness? Can't go 90 minutes without eating otherwise symptoms come very fast...
14yr old girl has pseudotumor. She gets exausted, has migrains, her muscles get weak and sore it becomes difficult to walk. Many dr visits. Any advice?
Evaluate: She needs to be evaluated for the possible causes of pseudo tumor. For example, overdose of vitamin a or d can lead to it, as can tetracycline use. In addition to treatment, try to evaluate the cause. I would start with a neurologist and perhaps a ct scan. You don't want to do a lumbar puncture without evaluating the contents of the head first. ...Read more
For two years I’ve been having pain and muscle weakness in my legs.The pain starts when I sit. Sometimes along with the pain I get nausea and headaches. I recently found out that my CPK is 546. What could be causing the leg pain?
Myositis : Myositis, or muscle inflammation, may have any numbers or causes. The first place to look is whether the muscle inflammation is due to a medicine or supplements that you are taking. If that is not the case, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, are two diseases caused by a faulty immune system that causes the body's immune system to attack the muscles. I would start with your primary care physician. ...Read more
Past 10 mons sporadic mild muscle weakness in quadriceps and biceps mostly. Has been getting worse. Past week i could not get up from a squat using quads. Is this related to hypothyroidism?
30yrmale.Since6month leg muscle weakness(had vitD,B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when i walk for 10mins.is it Myopia?will kidney get affected
Need more informat: WE need more information. It is not myopia and I doubt we have enough information but unlikely to be kidney involvement. Weakness can be vascular, neurologic problem or muscular to suggest a few possibilities. Your physicians will need to consider these and other causes. ...Read more
When on my feet for a few hours, my feet swell, legs hurt, muscles get weak, and toenails hurt, and leg, foot, ankle and toe joints ache. Whats up?
Muscle weakness x 1: weakness on one side, in one muscle group, could be due to injury or something called radiculopathy. The latter is a pinched nerve root in the lower back. It may also cause pain or numbness. If you have pain, numbness and weakness on one side, in one muscle group, radiculopathy is the likely answer. ...Read more
See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with sensation. When the nerves die due to the polio virus, the muscles tend to wither and that is what causes the weakness. Post polio syndrome can occur 30-40 years later with new symptoms of weakness and fatigue. It is not a reactivation of the virus. ...Read more
Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more
Need work up: See your doctor to get some blood test done - especially tsh. ...Read more
Clinical, perceived: Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from brain to muscle itself. ...Read more
I could possibly: Generate a very large list of medical conditions that may lead to these types of symptoms. It is best to speak with your doctor and start with a basic work up first. That will help eliminate items from that list. ...Read more
What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?
Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more
No but is possible: Most people on statins have absolutely no muscle issues at all; a rare/unusual subset of patients could have muscle problems related to inappropriate muscle conversion of "fuel" into energy. There are blood tests that can help define whether that issue is occurring while taking a statin. Talk to your personnal physician. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more